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Midwives: Training

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 483W, on midwives: training, whether the number of NHS midwifery training places commissioned for the 2007-08 academic year has been confirmed. (226316)

The confirmed number of national health service midwifery training places commissioned for the 2007-08 academic year is 2,071.

The following table shows the number of NHS midwifery confirmed training places commissioned each year from 1996-97 to 2007-08.

1996-97

1999-2000

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Degree

161

395

621

709

753

895

1,042

788

1,307

Diploma

498

620

525

724

716

744

517

648

412

Other

993

757

732

677

757

735

661

554

352

Total

1,652

1,772

1,878

2,110

2,226

2,374

2,220

1,990

2,071

Source:

Quarterly Monitoring Returns.